Gluten Free Providence

Twist on Angell

Seafood risotto at Twist

I spent four days in Boston in the summer of 2010 and as the friend we were staying with is from Rhode Island, he took us to Providence for the day. Before heading for the train, I quickly looked up a couple of restaurants with gluten free options. We would be in Providence from early afternoon until early evening so we planned to eat whilst we were there.  Whilst walking through the pretty city I came across a couple of places serving gluten free options.

Kabob and Curry

Kabob and Curry

Lots of gf options

Lots of gf options

One restaurant which caught my eye was an Indian place called Kabob and Curry (on 261 Thayer Street). Their menu clearly stated which items are gluten free and there are lots of chicken, lamb and seafood dishes to choose from.

GF cones available

GF cones available

Dessert on the street

Dessert on the street

There was an ice cream and desserts van parked on the road and I noticed on their board that it said ‘gluten free cones available’. I asked the woman serving whether their ice cream was also gluten free and she said that she thought so but couldn’t be 100% sure.

She took out the packaging and handed it to me so that I could read the ingredients. Nothing looked suspicious. Gluten free ice cream on a sunny day sounds like a good idea!

Around 4pm we decided to go for a meal that I have now taken to referring to as linner (similar to the well-known brunch) :-) Online I’d found Twist on Angell (on 500 Angell Street), a restaurant which looked pretty tasty and had a large gluten free menu. This menu includes appetizers, salads, pizza and entrees. I opted for the seafood risotto….delicious and very filling! It’s not the cheapest place but there are lots of yummy sounding gluten free options to choose from and Twist on Angell is the only restaurant I’ve eaten in where they have mouthwash in the restroom!

Pane e vino (on Atwells Ave) is an Italian restaurant with a gluten free menu which features a variety of antipasti, gluten free pasta dishes, mains and desserts.

For other gluten free options in Rhode Island  Brick Alley Pub and Restaurant in Newport has a gluten free menu. Their menu mentions that a risk of cross contamination is possible since non gluten free items are prepared in their kitchen (as always) so if you eat here be sure to mention to your server that you are celiac so that they can take extra care preparing your food.

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